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whiteface

[hwahyt-feys, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfeɪs, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a Hereford.
2.
Theater.
  1. a performer, as a clown, who appears in clown white.
  2. the white facial makeup used by such a performer.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; white + face
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  • He has a lower status than the whiteface but a higher status than the auguste.

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